15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Water bodies become contaminated with substances that pose environmental and human health risks as they move through the hydrological cycle. This module aims to address the sources, consequences and treatment of contaminants within the water cycle. The module focuses on developing understanding and technical skills on: a) mechanisms (physico-chemical and biological) involved in determining water quality and safety and b) the most common treatment technologies used by water utilities for delivering drinking and treating wastewater, whilst addressing novel and alternative treatment technologies. The module will also discuss monitoring, sampling, laboratory and analytical methods to evaluate the quality and the safety of water for different uses.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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